Victory for Gun Sense: Nebraska Moms Demand Action, Everytown Applaud Defeat of Dangerous Gun Bills This Session
LINCOLN, Neb. – Volunteers with the Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applaud state legislators for rejecting two gun bills that would have undermined public safety in Nebraska. The close of the legislative session marked the defeat of the following bills:
LB 68 — a punitive preemption bill that would have stripped cities and towns of the ability to enact or enforce local public safety laws related to guns, and let out-of-state special interest groups sue localities at Nebraska taxpayers’ expense. More information about LB 68 is available here.
LB 666 — a bill that would have functionally allowed people to carry concealed handguns in public with no background check and no safety training.
This win for public safety comes after volunteers with the Nebraska chapter of Moms Demand Action gathered at the State Capitol for an advocacy day last month. Volunteers spoke to lawmakers directly about their concerns with these bills and urged them to support common-sense gun legislation.
STATEMENT FROM NAOMI HATTAWAY, VOLUNTEER CHAPTER LEADER WITH THE NEBRASKA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Nebraskans want our leaders to take action to prevent gun violence, and these bills would have done the opposite by weakening sensible gun laws currently on the books. I’m grateful lawmakers listened to the concerns of their constituents and rejected these dangerous bills.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs